China Briefly Detains 3 in Intellectuals Crackdown
From Reuters: “Chinese authorities briefly detained at least three liberal intellectuals, sources close to the three said on Tuesday, as part of an intensified crackdown on government critics.
The Communist Party, which has monopolized politics in China since 1949, recently ordered newspapers and magazines not to give publicity to prolific author Yu Jie and five other outspoken intellectuals, they said.
Yu, along with veteran democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo and former Communist Youth League official Zhang Zuhua, were released on Tuesday, a day after being taken into custody, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. ”